Orioles option Valaika to alternate site; Expected to activate Stewart - BaltimoreBaseball.com

Rich Dubroff

Orioles option Valaika to alternate site; Expected to activate Stewart

The Orioles have optioned infielder Pat Valaika to the alternate site at Bowie. Valaika has played in four games and is hitting 1-for-9 (.111).

No corresponding move was announced, but the club is expected to activate outfielder DJ Stewart for Saturday’s game against the Red Sox.

Valaika, who played in 52 games last season, hitting .277 with 8 home runs and 16 RBIs, has started one game at first and one at second base this season.

Stewart has been on the 10-day injured list because a strained left hamstring. He hasn’t played since March 5th when he injured the hamstring in a Grapefruit League game in Dunedin, Florida.

The Orioles put outfielder Austin Hayes on the 10-day injured list this week after he strained his right hamstring in last Sunday’s win over the Red Sox.

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